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A tutorial for Year 4 Engineering Students
A tutorial for Year 4 Engineering Students
A tutorial for Year 4 Engineering Students
A tutorial for Year 4 Engineering Students
A tutorial for Year 4 Engineering Students
A tutorial for Year 4 Engineering Students
A tutorial for Year 4 Engineering Students
A tutorial for Year 4 Engineering Students
A tutorial for Year 4 Engineering Students
A tutorial for Year 4 Engineering Students
A tutorial for Year 4 Engineering Students
A tutorial for Year 4 Engineering Students
A tutorial for Year 4 Engineering Students
A tutorial for Year 4 Engineering Students
A tutorial for Year 4 Engineering Students
A tutorial for Year 4 Engineering Students
A tutorial for Year 4 Engineering Students
A tutorial for Year 4 Engineering Students
A tutorial for Year 4 Engineering Students
A tutorial for Year 4 Engineering Students
A tutorial for Year 4 Engineering Students
A tutorial for Year 4 Engineering Students
A tutorial for Year 4 Engineering Students
A tutorial for Year 4 Engineering Students
A tutorial for Year 4 Engineering Students
A tutorial for Year 4 Engineering Students
A tutorial for Year 4 Engineering Students
A tutorial for Year 4 Engineering Students
A tutorial for Year 4 Engineering Students
A tutorial for Year 4 Engineering Students
A tutorial for Year 4 Engineering Students
A tutorial for Year 4 Engineering Students
A tutorial for Year 4 Engineering Students
A tutorial for Year 4 Engineering Students
A tutorial for Year 4 Engineering Students
A tutorial for Year 4 Engineering Students
A tutorial for Year 4 Engineering Students
A tutorial for Year 4 Engineering Students
A tutorial for Year 4 Engineering Students
A tutorial for Year 4 Engineering Students
A tutorial for Year 4 Engineering Students
A tutorial for Year 4 Engineering Students
A tutorial for Year 4 Engineering Students
A tutorial for Year 4 Engineering Students
A tutorial for Year 4 Engineering Students
A tutorial for Year 4 Engineering Students
A tutorial for Year 4 Engineering Students
A tutorial for Year 4 Engineering Students
A tutorial for Year 4 Engineering Students
A tutorial for Year 4 Engineering Students
A tutorial for Year 4 Engineering Students
A tutorial for Year 4 Engineering Students
A tutorial for Year 4 Engineering Students
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  • What happens if what you want is not in the Library . For Higher degree students only.
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    • 1. Library Resources Tutorial for Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering Students Karen Yap Engineering/Computer Science Resource Team, Central Library 4 th February 2009
    • 2. Slides Hidden during Tutorial <ul><li>2: This List </li></ul><ul><li>15-22: More on Engineering Village 2 </li></ul><ul><li>24: Some Terms Used </li></ul><ul><li>27: More on Scopus </li></ul><ul><li>29-30 : More on Science Citation Index Expanded </li></ul><ul><li>33: Other Indexes for Medicine/Life Sciences </li></ul><ul><li>41: Meaning of Numbers in Citation for Journal Article </li></ul><ul><li>46: Demo on Getting Materials not in Library </li></ul><ul><li>49-50: Demo on LION </li></ul><ul><li>52: Writing Guides (Samples from Subject Guide) </li></ul>
    • 3. Objective of Tutorial <ul><li>Help you do your research: </li></ul><ul><li>Objective of Module CN4118 as taken from IVLE: “.. aims to provide students with training for scientific or technical research . .&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>This tutorial is designed to help you achieve THE objective </li></ul>
    • 4. Learning Outcomes <ul><li>Be better at doing research: </li></ul><ul><li>How to analyse your FYP research topic </li></ul><ul><li>use the best source/s (better than Google Scholar) to look for current information </li></ul><ul><li>Understand citations in reading list, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Know more about Library services </li></ul>
    • 5. Outline <ul><li>Doing research </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How to analyse your FYP research topic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Indexes of current information </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Demonstrations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Using Engineering Village 2 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>LION ( L ibrary I nstruction ON line ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How to find full titles of journals from abbreviations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other sources of information e.g. patents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Library services: E-Forms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Subject guide in Library Portal </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Understanding citations </li></ul>
    • 6. Research Topic
    • 7. Analyse your FYP Research Topic 2. . Think of alternative term/s for each concept Fluoride: fluorides, fluoridate, fluoridation, fluorine, etc. Water Dental: tooth, teeth 1. Identify concepts Fluoride concentration in water and dental health Concept 1 Concept 3 Concept 2
    • 8. Analyse your FYP Research Topic 3. Formulate your search statement ( fluorid* OR fluorine ) AND water AND (dental OR tooth OR teeth) Fluorid * represents fluoride , fluorides , fluoridate, fluoridation , etc. * is used to truncate/stem the term
    • 9. Boolean Operators <ul><li>OR is used to indicate that either terms may be present </li></ul><ul><li>AND is used to indicate that both terms must be present </li></ul>
    • 10. More on Search Statement <ul><li>If your search statement retrieves no records </li></ul><ul><li>E.g. you need articles on membrane reactors , but you cannot find hits </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use a broader concept/term like “ Bioreactor* ” instead of specifically “ membrane reactor* ” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Read articles and look through references listed at the end of such articles </li></ul></ul>
    • 11. Learning Outcome 1: How to analyse your FYP research topic : Summary <ul><li>Identify concepts </li></ul><ul><li>Think of alternative term/s for each concept </li></ul><ul><li>Formulate your search statement using: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Boolean Operators </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>* for truncation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Search under broader concept if necessary </li></ul>
    • 12. Learning Outcomes <ul><li>Be better at doing research: </li></ul><ul><li>How to analyse your FYP research topic </li></ul><ul><li>use the best source/s (better than Google Scholar) to look for current information </li></ul><ul><li>Understand citations in reading list, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Know more about Library services </li></ul>
    • 13. Sources of Information <ul><ul><li>Current </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Last week </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Last month </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Last year </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Conference papers </li></ul><ul><li>Journal articles </li></ul><ul><li>Retrospective </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Last 10 years </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Books </li></ul><ul><li>Theses </li></ul>
    • 14. Main Index for Engineering (General) <ul><li>Engineering Village 2 (EV2) </li></ul><ul><li>Scans over 8,000 journals, conference proceedings </li></ul><ul><li>Has over 16 million records </li></ul><ul><li>Covers over 190 disciplines : includes related fields in science and management </li></ul>
    • 15. Engineering Village 2 <ul><li>Provides links to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>USPTO </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Full text patents from USA </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Full text patents from Europe and </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Patent Cooperation Treaty </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Scirus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>scientific research tool </li></ul></ul></ul>
    • 16. Engineering Village 2 <ul><li>Five important index databases are: Chimica , CBNB , Compendex , Inspec and NTIS </li></ul><ul><li>Can be searched individually or together </li></ul><ul><li>Some, i.e. NOT all have links to full text </li></ul><ul><li>Updated weekly </li></ul><ul><li>Database has Search Alert service by email </li></ul><ul><li>Can email engineer/librarian for help </li></ul>
    • 17. Engineering Village 2 <ul><li>Does analysis like </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No. of articles an author wrote on a particular subject (If an author wrote 10 articles on your subject, befriend him/her) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Author affiliation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(Useful when you choose university/institution for postgrad studies or employment) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No. of articles found in a particular journal/publisher (Useful when you want to publish your work ) </li></ul></ul>
    • 18. CBNB: Chemical Business NewsBase (1985- ) <ul><li>Indexes articles from 300 core trade journals, newspapers, company newsletters/interim and annual reports, books, market research reports, and press releases </li></ul>
    • 19. Chimica (1970-) <ul><li>Indexes articles from over 600 journals </li></ul><ul><li>Covers chemistry and chemical engineering , with emphasis on applied and analytical chemistry </li></ul>
    • 20. Compendex (1969-) <ul><li>Indexes articles from over 5,000 journals, papers in conference proceedings, chapters in books, technical papers , etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Over nine million records </li></ul><ul><li>Covers topics in the all fields of engineering , as well as related fields in science and management. Over 190 disciplines covered </li></ul>
    • 21. Inspec (1969-) <ul><li>Produced by the Institution of Electrical Engineers </li></ul><ul><li>Covers physics, electrical engineering , electronics , communications, control engineering, computers and computing, IT , etc. </li></ul><ul><li>3,500 journals and 1,500 conference proceedings </li></ul><ul><li>over eight million records </li></ul>
    • 22. NTIS (National Technical Information Service ) 1899- <ul><li>Database from the U.S. Department of Commerce </li></ul><ul><li>Over two million records </li></ul><ul><li>Includes unclassified reports from influential U.S. and international government agencies e.g. NASA, the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Department of Defense </li></ul>
    • 23. Term Used in EV2 <ul><li>Controlled Vocabulary </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Consistent/ standard subject terms used to describe the content of a document. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>E.g. “ mobile handsets ” for mobile phones, handphones, cell phones, cellular phones </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Useful : once you find a good hit, look at the standard terms used to find other good hits . </li></ul>
    • 24. Some Terms Used <ul><li>MeSH or Me dical S ubject H eadings [in PubMed] </li></ul><ul><ul><li>E.g. “Female” for articles on girls, ladies, women </li></ul></ul><ul><li>CAS Registry Numbers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ IC No.” for chemicals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>American Chemical Society </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>E.g. Number for fluorine is 7782-41-4 </li></ul></ul>
    • 25. Demonstration <ul><li>Engineering Village 2 </li></ul>DEMO
    • 26. Main Indexes for Science (General) <ul><li>Scopus </li></ul><ul><li>29 million records </li></ul><ul><li>Covers life sciences, physical sciences, engineering, health sciences, social sciences and business </li></ul>
    • 27. More on Scopus <ul><li>Scopus </li></ul><ul><li>Indexes journals, conference proceedings, trade publications and quality web sources </li></ul><ul><li>Does citation tracking . A researcher can find out how many times a particular article has been cited </li></ul>
    • 28. Main Indexes for Science (General) <ul><li>Science Citation Index Expanded (via Web of Science), 1980- </li></ul><ul><li>150 mainly scientific disciplines </li></ul><ul><li>Covers about 5,900 high impact research journals </li></ul>
    • 29. More on Science Citation Index Expanded <ul><li>Features included citation index. Provides use of the Analyze too l for search results </li></ul><ul><li>Allows you to navigate: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>forward in time using Times Cited to discover the impact a document has had on current research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>backward in time using References to uncover the research that influenced an author's work </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Measure the influence of colleagues' or competitors' work </li></ul><ul><li>Follow the path and direction of today's hottest ideas and concepts </li></ul>
    • 30. More on Science Citation Index Expanded <ul><li>Ranking journals </li></ul><ul><li>Related records search capability </li></ul>
    • 31. Index for Chemistry <ul><li>SciFinder Scholar (SFS) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Chemical Abstracts (1967-) , etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Has over 19 million records from journal articles and patents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More than 35 million chemical substances can be searched by chemical name, chemical structure, CAS Registry Numbers, formula. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Offers chemical reaction searching </li></ul></ul>
    • 32. Main Indexes for Medicine/Life Sciences <ul><li>PubMed (1950-) </li></ul><ul><li>Over 17 million records of journal articles </li></ul><ul><li>Medical sciences </li></ul><ul><li>BIOSIS (1926-) </li></ul><ul><li>18 million records </li></ul><ul><li>Covers about 5,500 journals, conference reports, books, and patents </li></ul><ul><li>Life sciences </li></ul>
    • 33. Other Indexes for Medicine/Life Sciences <ul><li>Zoological Record (1978-) </li></ul><ul><li>1.8 million records </li></ul><ul><li>Covers 5,000 journals, plus book chapters, meetings, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Animal biology </li></ul><ul><li>BioEngineering Abstracts (1993-) </li></ul><ul><li>Over 163,000 records </li></ul><ul><li>Covers journals, conference proceeding, directories, and other sources </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management (1967-) </li></ul><ul><li>  About 1.8 million records </li></ul><ul><li>Over 6000 journals, meetings, reports, etc. </li></ul>
    • 34. Scopus <ul><li>Scopus covers journals covered by: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Science Citation Index Expanded ( SCIE ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PubMed </li></ul></ul>SCIE PubMed SCOPUS
    • 35. Why SCIE & PubMed when there is Scopus? <ul><li>SCIE’s citation index feature covers over 100 years. Scopus’s covers less than 15 years </li></ul><ul><li>SCIE is more selective: covers ONLY high impact journals </li></ul><ul><li>SCIE ranks journals and has other features not found in Scopus </li></ul><ul><li>PubMed is free </li></ul>
    • 36. Other Sources of Information <ul><li>For patents : SciFinder Scholar and others </li></ul><ul><li>For standards : various </li></ul><ul><li>For theses : Proquest Digital Dissertations </li></ul>DEMO Subject Guide
    • 37. Learning Outcome 2 Use the best source/s (better than Google Scholar) to look for current information: Summary Proquest Digital Dissertations Theses 4 BSI, etc Standards 3 SciFinder Scholar, etc. Patents 2 Databases like EV2, Scopus Journal articles /conference papers 1 Sources to Check: Form of Current Info
    • 38. Learning Outcomes <ul><li>Be better at doing research: </li></ul><ul><li>How to analyse your FYP research topic </li></ul><ul><li>use the best source/s (better than Google Scholar) to look for current information </li></ul><ul><li>Understand citations in reading list, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Know more about Library services </li></ul>
    • 39. Decoding Citations <ul><li>Reference </li></ul><ul><li>Brown, John 2003. Chemical hazards In Safety in factories , 2 nd ed. 20-30. London : Spon Press. </li></ul><ul><li>Robinson, Alan. 2004. Effects of thermal forces. Chemical engineering , v 97, no. 1, 2004, p 46-52. </li></ul><ul><li>Material Type </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>Book Chapter Journal article When checking LINC, search by Title , key in words in yellow
    • 40. How to Find Full Title of Journal from its Abbreviation <ul><li>E.g. : MRS Bull </li></ul><ul><li>Move mouse to E-Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Choose EJournals </li></ul><ul><li>scroll down a bit to Useful Links </li></ul><ul><li>Choose Journal Abbreviations </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.lib.nus.edu.sg/ecoll/ej/ejabbrev.html </li></ul><ul><li>Click on third link: </li></ul><ul><li>Canada Institute for Scientific and Technical Information (CISTI) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Key in MRS Bull , click Search </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Another good link is the sixth link : </li></ul><ul><li>Institute of Science Information (ISI) </li></ul>DEMO
    • 41. Meaning of Numbers in Citation : <ul><li>MRS Bull 32 6 (2007) pp. 87-95 </li></ul>32 6 (2007) pp. 87-95 32 means volume 32 6 means number or issue 6 pp. 87-95 means pages 87-95
    • 42. Understanding Less Common References <ul><li>Reference </li></ul><ul><li>US5,719,665. Yamazoe Feb17,1998 </li></ul><ul><li>BS EN ISO 291:2008 Plastics. Standard atmospheres for conditioning and testing </li></ul><ul><li>Material Type </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>US Patent British Standard <ul><li>Check free website at USPTO (US Patent and Trademark Office) Web Patent Databases   </li></ul><ul><li>Check British Standards Online (database bought by Library) </li></ul>
    • 43. Learning Outcomes <ul><li>Be better at doing research: </li></ul><ul><li>How to analyse your FYP research topic </li></ul><ul><li>use the best source/s (better than Google Scholar) to look for current information </li></ul><ul><li>Understand citations in reading list, etc . </li></ul><ul><li>Know more about Library services </li></ul>
    • 44. Library Services: Loan Entitlement <ul><li>Materials </li></ul><ul><li>RBR </li></ul><ul><li>Main Shelves book </li></ul><ul><li>Closed Stacks book </li></ul><ul><li>Bound periodical </li></ul><ul><li>Closed Stacks periodical </li></ul><ul><li>Loan Period </li></ul><ul><li>2 Hours/Overnight </li></ul><ul><li>4 weeks </li></ul><ul><li>1 day </li></ul>Online renewals : twice 4 TH Year, Honours & Graduate Students : 30 items } }
    • 45. Library Services Via E-Forms <ul><li>Request materials NOT in Library </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Books </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Parts of book or journal issue </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Student advisory service </li></ul>DEMO
    • 46. Materials NOT in the Library <ul><ul><li>Via E-Forms after login </li></ul></ul><ul><li>For books or theses , request the Library to buy </li></ul><ul><li>For copy of journal article , use Document Delivery Service (limited to three a year for Year 4 students) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Requests to be forwarded to Supervisor for approval & then onward to Library </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>requesters will incur charges if they do not collect their requested articles within a month </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>For more information, please email ddslib@nus.edu.sg or call 6516-3472 </li></ul></ul>
    • 47. Student Advisory Service Email: [email_address] [email_address]  
    • 48. Other Library Services <ul><li>LION ( Li brary Instruction ON line ) Item 6) How to Search Databases </li></ul><ul><li> Item 9) EndNote Web </li></ul><ul><li>Subject Guide </li></ul>DEMO
    • 49. LION ( L ibrary I nstruction ON line ) <ul><li>Go to library homepage at www.lib.nus.edu.sg </li></ul><ul><li>Click here </li></ul>
    • 50. LION ( L ibrary I nstruction ON line ) Read before you start doing your research
    • 51. Writing Guides (Samples from Subject Guide) <ul><li>Instructions on format of thesis as given in Research Handbook for Engineering for Masters & PhD students:   http://www.eng2.nus.edu.sg/proj/eeintranet/student/Grad/Handbook_4Jan07.pdf (p. 22-28) </li></ul>
    • 52. Writing Guides (Samples from Subject Guide) <ul><li>Good call numbers to browse: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>T11 e.g. T11 Lan 2008 Technical communication </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>TA158.5 e.g. TA158.5 Sor 2006 An engineer's practical guide to technical communication </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PN171 Foo e.g. PN171 Foo.Li 2006 Cite right : a quick guide to citation styles--MLA, APA, Chicago, the sciences, professions, and more </li></ul></ul>
    • 53. Subject Guide <ul><li>Bookmark as a Favourite </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Section on: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Library Instructions & Tips </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Whole tutorial ( HIDDEN SLIDES ) and more </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Databases : </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>you can access EV2, etc. from here </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>get help on how to use databases from here </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reference sources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Research & Citation (writing guides) & more </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Theses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Patents & Standards </li></ul></ul>
    • 54. <ul><li>Library services via E-Forms </li></ul><ul><li>LION </li></ul><ul><li>Subject Guide </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How to find whole tutorial </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Etc. </li></ul></ul>Learning Outcome 4: Learn about Library Services: Summary
    • 55. Thank you All the Bests

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